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    Tanking Encounter design matters more than any...

    Encounter design matters more than any theorycrafting we can do at this point. If encounters in Cataclysm are more avoidance-friendly, we'll see a shift away from EHP-stacking strategies. If a...
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    Warrior A Safeguard + Piercing Howl spec, combined with...

    A Safeguard + Piercing Howl spec, combined with your already outstanding mobility from Charge and Intercept, makes you as a warrior one of the most powerful tools your guild can have for managing...
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    To be able to strafe, mouse turn, key turn,...

    To be able to strafe, mouse turn, key turn, backpedal, and strafe-turn effectively, and to fluidly transition between all of those, are the most valuable skills you can develop as a tank. None of...
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    Tanking However you decide to deal with Soul Reaper,...

    However you decide to deal with Soul Reaper, there are at least two options that are better than using T8 gear.
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    Warrior Survival, survival, survival. At this point,...

    Survival, survival, survival. At this point, threat problems are on you and your performance, not on your gear. An ilvl 232 weapon is more than sufficient for holding aggro off of even the best DPS...
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    Paladin You're definitely ready to be starting the early...

    You're definitely ready to be starting the early bosses in ICC 10, and your gear won't get much better without actually raiding. For paladins, gemming for Agility to meet your meta requirement is...
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    Tanking The real secret is right here - part of your job...

    The real secret is right here - part of your job as a tank is managing the pull and controlling where it goes, and how it gets there. Play around with mobs out in the world, learn how they move, and...
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    Tanking The reason most well-geared tanks are taking...

    The reason most well-geared tanks are taking these pieces over the tier pieces is the massive amount of armor they provide - and until you can collect enough Marks to upgrade four pieces of tier gear...
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    Warrior Clutch of Fortification and Glyph of...

    Clutch of Fortification and Glyph of Indomitability blow the Valor badge ring and the Onyxia quest trinket out of the water.

    By and large your stats are fine for tanking basic raid content, but...
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    Tanking The Night Elf racial isn't quite this good,...

    The Night Elf racial isn't quite this good, depending on your gear, its avoidance value ends up being somewhere around 130-140 Defense or Dodge rating - which does, even with Chill of the Throne,...
  11. Tanking If you really want to match those yellow sockets,...

    If you really want to match those yellow sockets, Def/Stam is by far your best option, even if you're well under hit cap.

    That said, as much as we all feel like noobs for mindlessly stacking Stam,...
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    Tanking Even with the extent to which tanks are shying...

    Even with the extent to which tanks are shying away from avoidance stacking, a passive 2% unaffected by DR is outrageously good - if you figure for the amount of avoidance ratings it would take to...
  13. Warrior Off the GCD is interesting, but something they'd...

    Off the GCD is interesting, but something they'd never implement - they want to get us hitting the Revenge button again, not just macroing it in with Devastate. Plus, your ability to potentially...
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